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Main Title Fluorescent tracer evaluation of protective clothing performance /
Author Fenske, Richard A.
CORP Author Washington Univ., Seattle. Dept. of Environmental Health.;Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab.
Publisher Risk Reduction Engineering Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1993
Report Number EPA/600/R-93/143
Stock Number PB94-100146
OCLC Number 29850193
Subjects Protective clothing--United States--Evaluation ; Pesticides--Application--United States ; Pesticide applicators (Persons)--United States--Safety measures ; Pesticide applicators (Persons)--Safety measures ; Protective clothing--Evaluation
Additional Subjects Protective clothing ; Pesticides ; Performance evaluation ; Fluorescence ; Tracers ; Penetration ; Dosimetry ; Exposure ; Occupational safety and health ; Environmental monitoring ; Coveralls ; Ethion
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EIAD  EPA/600/R-93/143 Region 2 Library/New York,NY 03/04/1994
ELBD  EPA 600-R-93-143 paper copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 04/10/1998
ERAD  EPA 600/R-93-143 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 04/01/1994
NTIS  PB94-100146 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 51 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Chemical protective clothing (CPC) is often employed as a primary option to reduce occupational exposures during pesticide applications, but field studies evaluating CPC are limited. The study was designed to evaluate several protective garments and to determine the ability of specific CPC components to reduce worker exposure. The studies, conducted in central Florida during citrus applications of Ethion 4 Miscible, examined cotton workshirts and workpants, cotton/polyester(CP) coveralls, SMS coveralls, and Sontara coveralls. CPC performance was evaluated by fluorescent tracers and video imaging analysis and by the patch technique. Nonwoven coveralls allowed signicantly greater exposure than did tradionally woven garments primarily because of design factors. Fabric penetration occurred with high frequency for all test garments, and none can be considered chemically resistant under these field conditions; improved coverall garments would provide only a small further reduction in exposure. Faceshields would reduce the exposure approximately three times more than would improved coveralls. Exposure pathways that would probably be undetected or inaccurately quantified by the patch technique were measured by fluorescent tracers and imaging analysis. The patch technique was far more sensitive in detecting fabric penetration.
Distributed to depository libraries in microfiche. Shipping list no.: 1993-1261-M. "September 1993." Includes bibliographical references (pages 50-51). "Cooperative agreement no. CR-814919." "EPA/600/R-93/143." Microfiche.